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Anybody used 'Soapnuts'? i am using them as a trial to replace all cleaners.
(in tescos and waitrose)
not from animal fat or palm oil :)
I do. Only for clothes washing though, Dr Bronner's liquid soap for everything else. This is where I bought them from:
Only £5 including UK postage.
I got some for £5, i am trying some products that i can make myself or use direct rather than buying, like grow a soapnut tree and have my own supplies etc. These liquid soaps will be good for townies etc ha ha
That is exactly where I plan to be in several years, growing everything I need. I have switched to miswak sticks for brushing my teeth and soapnuts can be used to make an all purpose liquid soap. Haven't yet found a good plant fibre to use as floss, any ideas?
I'm going to give the miswak sticks a go. Dr Bronners seems very expensive? the dri-pak liquid soap in tescos is £3 for 15washes. How many washes have you had out the soap nuts?
Bronners was about £6.50 delivered for 8 oz. from Amazon:
Have been brushing my teeth and using as hand and shower wash for over a year from just one bottle. Peppermint version has been good for the teeth taste.
Soap nuts shop say you can do over 150 washes with the 500g bag. I don't clothes wash very often so have only done 2 so far.
thanks for the info G, bronners does sound a lot more expensive than dry-pak if used for laundry (maybe its higher soap solids). I only use soap for clothes, just plain water for teeth body and hair. Like to keep my natural oils flowing (plus i dont smell lol)
Thanks for making me more aware, going to stop using soap in the shower now.:)
I have just done my first wash with the Soapnuts and i am pleased to say i am very happy with the result, i probably over filled the machine which is normal and all was clean apart from a little stain of blood, grinding it makes a cream and helps with that.
I am doing a load in the dishwasher tomorrow with vinegar as a rinse aid and will make body wash and shampoo from the nuts as well.
I love the miswak sticks idea so will buy some soon. I personally will give the liquid a miss as i am moving off grid and want to be able to grow what i use in the future. :-)
I read 70 washes.... which ever is right its massively cheaper than normal washing powder and and no pollution on your skin a few pence a wash
Maybe hemp to floss with?